02:53 GMT19 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Rear Adm. Vyacheslav Sytnik, deputy head of the Russian Defence Ministry's Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing that the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) had shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 35 times in the past 24 hours.

    "Thirty-five cases of shelling from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group were registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the provinces of Idlib (23 attacks), Latakia (5), Hama (4) and Aleppo (3)," Rear Adm. Sytnik said.

    He said the estimates of the total number of attacks, submitted by Russia and Syria, coincided.

    Rear Adm. Sytnik said no shelling on the part of illegal armed units controlled by Turkey had been registered over the past day.

    He said Russia and Turkey had conducted the 116th joint patrol in Syria's Al Hasakah province.


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